The Central Board of Secondary Education was constituted in 1962. It functions under the overall supervision of the Controlling Authority which is vested with the Secretary, Education, Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development .
Aims & Objectives
To develop holistic individuals through co scholastic school based evaluation.
To instill values through an integrated curricular approach.
Innovations in teaching learning methodologies by devising students friendly and students centered paradigms.
Reforms in examinations and evaluation practices.
Skill learning by adding job oriented and job linked inputs.
Structure / Examination
The Board suggests curriculum from class I to XII in conjunction with recommendations made by NCERT and renowned Educationists across the country.
The Board prescribes the syllabi for the IX to XII.
Grade XI XII curriculum is highly suitable for preparing for competitive exams.
Emphasis is on internal assessment (periodic tests, class work and subject enrichment activities), term examinations and school based assessment of co scholastic areas.
Periodic tests consists of practical activities assessing subject specific skills as well as pen paper assessments spread throughout the academic year.
Term examinations are pen and paper tests after completion of a considerable period of time and portion in an academic year.
School based assessment of co scholastic areas consist of Art education, Health and Physical education including Work experience , Discipline.
All subjects have the following assessment pattern :
20% of internal assessment + 80% of term examinations.
5 Subjects are compulsory.
The Board will award a pass certificate to student who attains the pass standard in all 5 subjects.
A nine point scale of grades is used:
A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, D1,E1,E2
The Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is the average of all grade points of the Five subjects.
The minimum grade needed to pass is D
9.5 X G.P will give you the marks.
Meeting emerging global challenges.
Communicating approach to language teaching.
Updating information technology skills.
Instilling values through an integrated curricular approach.
Vocational inputs with a variety of job oriented courses.
General Science (Science and Technology)
PE and Health awareness
Attitudes and Values
Literary and Creative skills
Performing Arts and Clubs
After Grade 10
The ALL INDIA SENIOR SCHOOL examination is held by the CBSE board at the end of Grade 12.
Students have to appear for English as a compulsory subject plus four electives.
Students have to choose minimum 5 subjects. There is a choice to select the 6th subject, however the final board percentage will be calculated with best of five scores.
Equivalent to pre University courses and A levels.
Highly suitable for AIEEE.
PMT and other entrance examinations within the country.
In a nutshell…
The CBSE, given that it caters to a pan India audience, has simplified content but is high on student friendly education, examination reform and preparation for competitive exams.